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SubjectRe: [PATCH] thermal: tegra: delete unneeded of_node_put
On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 04:42:38PM +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, 17 Jul 2017, Jon Hunter wrote:
>
> >
> > On 15/07/17 09:42, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > > Device node iterators perform an of_node_put on each iteration, so putting
> > > an of_node_put before a continue results in a double put.
> > >
> > > The semantic match that finds this problem is as follows
> > > (http://coccinelle.lip6.fr):
> > >
> > > // <smpl>
> > > @@
> > > expression e1;
> > > local idexpression child;
> > > iterator name for_each_child_of_node;
> > > @@
> > >
> > > for_each_child_of_node(e1,child) {
> > > ... when != of_node_get(child)
> > > * of_node_put(child);
> > > ...
> > > * continue;
> > > }
> > > // </smpl>
> > >
> > > Furthermore, the call to thermal_of_cooling_device_register immediately
> > > calls __thermal_cooling_device_register with the same arguments. The
> > > latter function stores the device node argument, which is the second
> > > argument of for_each_child_of_node, in the returned thermal_cooling_device
> > > structure. This returned structure is then stored in the cdev field of
> > > stc. Thus it seems that the second argument of for_each_child_of_node
> > > escapes the scope of the for_each_child_of_node, so an explicit of_node_get
> > > on success of thermal_of_cooling_device_register is also needed.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <Julia.Lawall@lip6.fr>
> > >
> > > ---
> > > drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c | 2 +-
> > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c b/drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c
> > > index 7d2db23..10f4fdd 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/thermal/tegra/soctherm.c
> > > @@ -1014,7 +1014,6 @@ static void soctherm_init_hw_throt_cdev(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > > tcd = thermal_of_cooling_device_register(np_stcc,
> > > (char *)name, ts,
> > > &throt_cooling_ops);
> > > - of_node_put(np_stcc);
> > > if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(tcd)) {
> > > dev_err(dev,
> > > "throttle-cfg: %s: failed to register cooling device\n",
> > > @@ -1022,6 +1021,7 @@ static void soctherm_init_hw_throt_cdev(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > > continue;
> > > }
> > >
> > > + of_node_get(np_stcc);
> > > stc->cdev = tcd;
> > > stc->init = true;
> > > }
> >
> > Thanks for fixing this. However, I am wondering if it is better for the
> > 'of_node_get' to be placed within the
> > thermal_of_cooling_device_register() function as it seems a bit odd if
> > the caller needs to know that this is being stored for later use.
> >
> > Also, taking a quick look, I see a couple other drivers calling
> > thermal_of_cooling_device_register() and they are also not calling
> > of_node_get on success. So it maybe easier to fix placing it in the
> > thermal_of_cooling_device_register() function.
>
> I'm not an expert, but I had the impression that from some call sites, the
> get would have been done already, because the argument is already stored
> in some structure. I can check more exhaustively.

Julia, I agree with Jon here. Better if fixed in the API itself. Are you
still planning on sending a fix for this?

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